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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,125,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,337
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    31
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    20
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    179
    500
  • Theft
    562
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$178,704
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Orinda Reviews

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Orinda is a dream of a town! We are Brooklynites and we have lived in some great cities, including: Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver BC, Paris, Philadelphia, Boston and LA (meh on the last two) and Orinda became a perfect fit when we had to raise two kids. SF has many great aspects, but it became somewhat unfriendly for kids. We bit the bullet and moved to Lamorinda. All places are great, but Orinda is so ideal for us. Competitive schools (top notch), close to BART, close to Berkeley, SF and other great areas. Besides Brooklyn, it's been our favorite place to live!
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What a lovely place to grow up. Quiet, safe, clean, fun activities, great weather. Of course there is no nightlife other than the local movie theatre--which a charming, historical gem!
Love orinda! Great place to live. While there is diversity lacking, it's close to Berkeley and Walnut Creek. Pretty good restaurants, very family friendly, and safe.